Documentary film “Olafur Eliasson: Space is Process” Screening + Talk at Hara Museum ARC
Date(s) : November 18 (Saturday), 2017
Time : 3:30 pm – 5:40 pm
Hara Museum ARC is proud to present a special screening of Olafur Eliasson: Space is Process, a documentary that places a spotlight on the creative process of the man behind the creation of “The New York City Waterfalls”. Eliasson has had a long and rich involvement with the Hara Museum, ranging from the solo exhibition “Olafur Eliasson: Your light shadow” in 2005 to the permanent installation “Sunspace for Shibukawa” at Hara Museum ARC in 2009. He is widely recognized as one of the most influential contemporary artists of the 21st century.
This film follows the artist as he works mainly on “The New York City Waterfalls”, the massive public art project that he presented in 2008, as well as artwork for the 21st Century Museum Kanazawa. It also shows rare footage of him working in his studio in Germany. This will be the first screening of the film in Gunma.
On the day of the screening, Eriko Osaka, director of the Yokohama Museum of Art, will talk about the artist’s work which appears in the Yokohama Triennale 2017 (on until November 5) and other aspects of the artist’s oeuvre.
Olafur Eliasson was born in Copenhagen in 1967. In his work, he manipulates natural elements such as light, water, wind, smells and temperature in ways that play on our perceptions. He has held numerous solo exhibitions at major museums in Europe, the US and Japan and is a frequent invitee at international exhibitions throughout the world. His exhibition Olafur Eliasson: Your light shadow was held at the Hara Museum in 2005 and the highly popular Sunspace for Shibukawa was installed at Hara Museum ARC in 2009. He currently lives in Copenhagen and Berlin.
Eriko Osaka was born in Tokyo and graduated with an B.F.A. from Gakushuin University. After working at the Japan Foundation and ICA Nagoya, she worked at the Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito as senior curator (from 1994) and as artistic director (1997-2006), then at Mori Art Museum as artistic director (2007-2009). She assumed her present position of director of the Yokohama Museum of Art in April 2009. She has served in various positions at many international contemporary art exhibitions, including commissioner for the Japan Pavilion at the 49th Venice Biennale (2001) and director general of the 6th Yokohama Triennial.
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